CEHD Alumni Newsletter - Summer 2019


Greetings from the CEHD!

Amy Lingo I want to update you on some of the latest activities occurring in the CEHD. My transition team and I are working to build a better and more competitive college and workforce, stronger partnerships and new collaborations with community stakeholders, and improved communication and engagement with alumni and friends of the CEHD.

Increase student enrollment and retention are at the top of our list of priorities. Beginning this summer, we are developing new recruitment methods that will help us in reaching enrollment goals that have been set for the college. Also, we are identifying ways to improve student engagement and support services as we seek to foster a positive and collaborative environment that is focused on student success. Read More . . .

Philanthropy Update

Jonathan Israel Greetings to our alumni and friends of the CEHD! Interim Dean Amy Lingo and I continue to work on giving priorities for the college and we will share them with you soon. However, one area of funding always receives top priority and that is scholarships. We have an ever growing need to provide more funding for our students in the wake of rising college costs and declining enrollment, which is also occurring in colleges and universities across the nation. Another area of need that serves the local community is Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, which has been part of the CEHD for several years.

When many of us were in elementary or middle school, we participated in a field trip to the planetarium. You may remember the strange sensation of feeling as if you were moving through the universe as the planetarium staff guided you through a lesson about the stars and planets that surround us. About 24,000 people visit the planetarium each year. The cost to maintain shows, technology and displays so that generations to come may learn about the majesty and mystery of the universe are on the increase.

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Sun Receives Trustees Award

Jeff Sun Jeffery Sun, PhD, chair and professor of the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious UofL Trustees Award. He was recognized for his outstanding contributions to student life. Read more about Dr. Sun...

CEHD Launches Tuition Reduction Initiative

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) launched in May a tuition reduction initiative for approved graduate-level education programs and endorsements. The reduced rate is approximately 25% less than the current graduate tuition rate. Many of these degrees and endorsements are offered 100% online! Learn more about this initiative...

CEHD Offers New Elementary Mathematics Endorsement

Mathematics Endorsement CEHD now offers a five-course program that leads to Kentucky Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement. Students in the program are UofL Mathematics Leadership (UofL-ML) Scholars and receive $750 in funding per course. The Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education (NCEE) also supports this initiative, which was created under the guidance of Jenny Bay-Williams, PhD, professor of Mathematics education in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, August 19, 2019
    First day of the fall semester
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5 - 7 p.m.
    CEHD Alumni Homecoming Celebration
    This year's event will feature a faculty and alumni gallery of presentations and discussions that guests can rotate through to learn about the many different research projects, businesses, and organizations our faculty and alumni are part of.

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CEHD Faculty Podcasts

Many CEHD faculty have been guests on Mark Hebert's UofL Today Radio Show where they were interviewed about their latest research. See a list of all podcasts...


CEHD Staff Recognized for Years of Service

Staff Awards

The following CEHD staff were recently honored for their years of service to the university and college at an event hosted by UofL and the Office of Human Resources.

Patsy MaGuire, Unit Business Manager, Department of Health and Sport Sciences – 40 years of service

Michel Ball, Administrative Associate, Department of Health and Sport Sciences – 40 years of service

Katie Niehaus, Accreditation Specialist, Dean’s Office and Academic Affairs and Unit Effectiveness – 35 years of service

Patty Grimes, Administrative Specialist, Department of Middle and Secondary Education – 30 years of service

Congratulations to our outstanding staff!


CEHD Students Receive UofL Awards

Charles Bonner

Major Charles Bonner, a graduate student in the Human Resources and Organizational Development program, was selected as the 2019 UofL Kentuckiana Metroversity Outstanding Graduate Student for Adult Student Learners.

Brian Scott

Brian "Buffalo Stille" Scott, an undergraduate student in the Organizational Leadership and Learning program, was selected for the 2019 UofL Kentuckiana Metroversity Adult Learner Award.

HSS Student Receives Fellowship

Elizabeth Perrero, an undergraduate student in the Exercise Science program, received an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from UofL's Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research. Perrero will investigate the barriers of accessing quality exercise in people with spinal cord injury under the supervision of Daniela Terson de Paleville, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, and Jason Immekus, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development.


CEHD Grad Featured on WHAS

Tre'Von Watts Tre'Von Watts, who graduated this spring with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a track in learning and behavior disorders, was featured by Mark Hebert on WHAS11's Great Day Live. He always wanted to be a teacher and is a first-generation graduate in his family. See the video...

Kaufman Named HS Teacher of the Year

Matthew Kaufman, a graduate of the MAT in Secondary Education program with a concentration in English and the EdS Educational Administration and Supervision program, was named the 2020 High School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Department of Education. Link to the story...